Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Indices

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Publication_Date: ongoing
Title: Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Indices
Edition:
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA/NWS/CPC Indices and Forecasts
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Camp Springs, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Weather Service, Center for Climate Prediction
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/
Description:
Abstract:
[Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ ] This data consists of sea surface temperature (SST) indices for the followng regions: Weekly and Monthly SST indices for: Nino 1+2 (0-10 South)(90 West - 80 West) Nino 3 (5N-5S)(150W-90W) Nino 4 (5N-5S)(160E-150W) Nino 3.4 (5N-5S)(170W-120W) Monthly indices for: North Atlantic (5-20N)(60-30W) South Atlantic (0-20S)(30W-10E) Global Tropics (10S-10N)(180W-180E) West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 1) 1951- Hawaii Fiji (Ship Track 6) 1951- West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 1) 1921-1950 West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 6) 1921-1950 On January 1, 2000, the base period for the monthly SST Nino regions changed and the CPC now uses 1961-1990 as the base period. This update has resulted in some variation in the calculated anomalies. Further information on the SST analyses can be found at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/Readme.index.shtml
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19210101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: -0.0
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
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Bounding_Coordinates:
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.0
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -160.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SST INDICES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) > ENSO
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: Climate Index
Theme_Keyword: Climate Indices
Theme_Keyword: Forecast Indices
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Sst Anomalies
Theme_Keyword: El Nino Southern Oscillation
Theme_Keyword: Enso
Theme_Keyword: Nino Regions
Theme_Keyword: Nino 1+2
Theme_Keyword: Nino 4
Theme_Keyword: Nino 3
Theme_Keyword: Nino 3.4
Theme_Keyword: Ship Track 1
Theme_Keyword: Ship Track 6
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DONALD GARRETT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Donald.Garrett@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC > Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: DONALD GARRETT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Donald.Garrett@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: SST Indices
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ascii
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/
Access_Instructions:
Access to SST indices
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wd52dg/data/indices
Access_Instructions:
Access to all NOAA CPC Indices.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030307
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091105
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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